Youth & politics: Lowering the Legal Voting Age?

European Democracy Lab Podcast / Episode 6 / 17.12.2020


There is a revival of political activism across the Old Continent. In the last years, young Europeans have been calling on governments to defend democratic values, tackle climate change, better manage the integration of migrants in our society. Oftentimes, these young people are younger than the legal voting age and cannot cast a vote at the ballot box. Should the voting age be changed? A discussion with Gabi Schmidt Freie Wähler MP at the Bavarian Parliament, and Matthias Fack, the President of the Bavarian Youth Council (BJR).



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